I’m teaching myself how to knit socks with double pointed needles (DPN). I’m using size 3.25mm needles and 8ply doube knit, undyed, Sierra Lana wool from Manukau yarns in NZ. I have 39 stitches, but I think I only cast on 37… oh dear…
Ahh, so carrying on then… I’m doing a ribbing at the top of the socks knitting 2 stitches and purling 1 (k2p1) – just because I wanted to see what it would look like (and I like it). So I’m trying to follow the pattern from this site.
This is my gauge swatch:
the cast on band (at the bottom of pic) is actually a lot looser then my cast off edge – have to work on this
And this is the start of the process:
(and the pretty bead is very own stitch counter I made yesterday). I’ll take more photos as I go on and have something a little more interesting to show.
I tried to cast on a few times using the crochet cast-on method but had no real success, I was using crochet cotton as someone suggested to me but I think I used the wrong sort, I’ll try this again at some point using waist yarn. I did learn a new cast-on method though from a video on youtube. The video also helps to teach you to knit socks but I found it a little unclear (visually) and not really instructive enough for a beginner so I moved on and googled other instructions.
Ok, I’m off to have my hair cut and styled.